RENTON, Wash. -- Kam Chancellor wore a wry grin, knowing that a day earlier when he was peppered about his contract status and future with the Seattle Seahawks that all those questions were about to be answered.
"I didn't want to tell you all," Chancellor said with a chuckle. "But I had an idea it was pretty close. Both sides were positive and it turned around great."
The Seahawks' starting strong safety signed a three-year extension Tuesday that will keep him with the only club he's ever played for through the 2020 season and creates the possibility that Chancellor will retire having played only in Seattle.
Chancellor's new deal is worth up to $36 million with $25 million guaranteed, a hefty payday for a 29-year-old whose physical style of play has led to big hits but also a variety of injuries during his career.
Tuesday's announcement was a stark change from two years ago when Chancellor was a training camp holdout because he was unhappy with his contract.
"I don't think the relationship ever fell off. I think it was just a process. The past was the past and I put that behind me two years ago and it worked," Chancellor said. "We're here today back to where we started, both sides in a great agreement. Bygones be bygones. I'm ready to play football" (see full story).
NFL: OT Clady retiring after 9 seasons
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Ryan Clady, the talented and towering tackle whose nine-year NFL career was checkered with injuries, is retiring from football.
"I'm excited about what life holds for me going forward," Clady wrote Tuesday on Twitter, where he thanked the Broncos and team owner Pat Bowlen for bringing him to an organization where he was "blessed to experience eight great years, four Pro Bowls and a world championship."
The Broncos selected him 12th overall in the 2008 draft out of Boise State, where Clady made a pivotal block on the Statue of Liberty 2-point conversion play that stunned Oklahoma in the January 2007 Fiesta Bowl.
Among a dying breed of plug-and-play tackles in the NFL before colleges turned so heavily to spread offenses, Clady allowed just half a sack in his first 20 NFL games.
But injuries slowed him down and the two-time All-Pro missed both of Denver's Super Bowl appearances in recent years, first with a foot injury and then with a knee injury (see full story).
Panthers: Newton (shoulder) held out of practice
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was held out of passing drills with soreness in surgically repaired right throwing shoulder.
Coach Ron Rivera said Newton told the training staff prior to Tuesday's practice that he was still sore from last week's workouts. Newton was suited up, but only worked on handoffs.
Rivera said, "We figured why push it? Why have him throw with a sore arm -- and make it even sorer?"
Newton missed the final portion of practice Sunday with some soreness in the shoulder. The Panthers had Monday off, so he'd been expected to return to work.
Rivera hasn't decided whether Newton will play in the Aug. 9 preseason opener against the Houston Texans.
Newton had surgery in March to repair a partially torn rotator cuff.
Ravens: Gillmore likely out for season
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens tight end Crockett Gillmore will likely miss the 2017 season after undergoing knee surgery.
Gillmore tore the medial collateral ligament in his right knee during practice Friday when he landed awkwardly trying to catch a sideline pass. He spiked his helmet before limping to the locker room.
Coach John Harbaugh said Monday that Gillmore probably will be out at least five months. But Harbaugh added: "We're going to be fine. We've got a lot of good players."
A 2014 third-round pick from Colorado State, Gillmore was bothered by a hamstring injury last year and played only seven games. He finished with eight catches for 71 yards and a touchdown.
The 6-foot-6, 266-pounder was anticipating extensive action this year after 2016 starter Dennis Pitta sustained a season-ending hip injury in June and Darren Waller was suspended a year for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
Jaguars: RB Mathers carted off field
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars running back I'Tavius Mathers was strapped to a board and carried off the practice field Tuesday after experiencing "neurological symptoms."
Mathers collided with defenders during training camp drills. He raised both arms as trainers removed his jersey. He was taken to a hospital for further evaluation, and the Jaguars say he was conscious during the move.
Mathers is a 5-foot-11, 203-pound rookie from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He spent three years at Mississippi before transferring to Middle Tennessee State for the 2016 season. He ran for 1,561 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior last year, averaging more than 120 yards a game.